Learning what it means to be an active and contributing member of a broader community is a core value at MDS. Our MDS building serves as a community center for our students and families; hosting many important community events and participating in community-wide programs. We are fortunate to have created a Rabbinic Advisory Council Speaker Series and our middle school students enjoy hearing d’vrei torah each erev Shabbat from the exceptional Rabbis of our community.

Here are some of our recently-held outstanding programs:

  • Koznitz Rebbe/Chanukah Chagiga
  • Tehillim Services for Victims of Terror
  • MDS Community Basketball League
  • Tri-State Chess Tournaments
  • 75th Street Block Association Meetings
  • Citiwide BJE Test
  • WZO Finals for Chidon Hatanach
  • COJO (Council of Jewish Organizations) of the Upper West Side
  • Rockland County People to People Coat Drive
  • Yamim Noraim Beginners Auxiliary Minyan for Lincoln Square Synagogue
  • Visits To Local Senior Centers (Esplanade Senior Center, Kateri Nursing Homes) and Soup Kitchens (Masabi Soup Kitchen)
  • Boot the Loot treats for U.S. Soldiers and children in hospitals
  • Community-Wide Chanukah Boutique
  • Bergen County Chanukah Toy Drive
  • Yachad Shabbaton
  • Yachad 5K
  • Participation in Chai Lifeline’s National Parshathon
  • Od Yosef Chai/Matanos L’Evyonim Campaign 
  • Achi Breakfast Club
  • North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry, aid to Ethiopian Jews awaiting Aliyah
  • Chevrah Hatzalah of the Upper West Side, in recognition of unique service to the Jewish community
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Sharsheret (Your Jewish Community Facing Breast Cancer)
  • Ohel Bais Ezra and the Lifetime Care Foundation, Chanukah Gift Drive